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View in Spanish: Trasplante alogénico de células madre

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (A-loh-jeh-NAY-ik stem sel tranz-plan-TAY-shun)
A procedure in which a person receives blood-forming stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop) from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor. This is often a sister or brother, but could be an unrelated donor.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.